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Clearly advancing: Multiple teams develop technologies to 3-D print high-quality, microstructured glass

By April Gocha / May 4, 2017

Two new papers, one published in Nature and one in Advanced Materials, describe 3-D printing techniques that use silica nanoparticle inks—rather than molten glass itself—to to fabricate optically clear glass components with micrometer-scale resolution, a huge leap forward for the integration of glass materials into additive manufacturing.

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Natural defects in 2-D materials pose new challenge for next-gen flexible electronics

By Stephanie Liverani / November 15, 2016

Researchers at Rice University recently found that 2-D semiconducting molybdenum diselenide’s tensile strength is more brittle than expected, due to the material’s inherent flaws—as small as one missing atom can crack the material under strain.

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Flexible electronic ‘paper’ display color spectrum rivals LED and uses less energy

By Stephanie Liverani / October 18, 2016

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, developed a new electronic “paper” that is bendable, ultra thin, and transmits the same rich color spectrum of a typical LED display—but it requires ten times less energy to power it than a Kindle e-reader.

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Tech innovation roundup: See-through circuitry, wi-fi from lasers, and liquid metals propel next-gen electronics

By Stephanie Liverani / August 16, 2016

In the past couple weeks alone, significant innovations in next-generation electronic devices have made news. Check out these recent buzzworthy developments in tech research that are helping transform electronics as we know them.

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Video: New breathable-yet-protective material protects soldiers from biological and chemical hazards

By Stephanie Liverani / August 10, 2016

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California are developing a material for protective military uniforms that is highly breathable yet protects from biological and chemical threats.

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Materials mashup: New technique integrates oxides with silicon chips for ‘smarter’ devices

By Stephanie Liverani / July 22, 2016

ACerS member Jay Narayan and his team at North Carolina State University have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Office to create a new way to integrate oxide materials with silicon chips—a development, the team says, that will lead to smarter, lighter, more efficient electronic devices.

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Video: Scientists engineer ‘second skin’ with potential for superior topical UV protection

By Stephanie Liverani / June 1, 2016

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed a new material that can smooth and protect skin and can be developed for better topical UV protection.

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Glass microstructuring made easy—liquid glass nanocomposite makes complex parts possible

By April Gocha / May 31, 2016

Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have devised a photocurable liquid material that just might give glass the advantage—called Liquid Glass, the silica-containing nanocomposite can be converted into solid glass after molding.

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New high-pressure method could make large, flexible solar panels a cost-effective reality

By Stephanie Liverani / May 20, 2016

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University are working on a new high-pressure technique that could open the door to more cost-effective production of large, flexible solar panels.

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Video: CoorsTek investing $120M in new advanced materials R&D facility

By April Gocha / March 23, 2016

CoorsTek just announced this week that it is investing $120 million to build an advanced materials R&D facility in its headquarters city of Golden, Colo.

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